Western Asset Management
Bonnie Wongtrakool is the Global Head of ESG Investments and Portfolio Manager at Western Asset, a $450 billion fixed-income investment manager, which she joined in 2003. Bonnie leads the Firm’s ESG research, engagement, strategies, and portfolios. A frequent author and media commentator, she chairs the Firm’s Global ESG Advisory Committee and represents the investment management team on the Global Product Development Committee. Prior to her ESG leadership role, Bonnie was a Portfolio Manager on the MBS/ABS team, where she managed the Firm’s dedicated mortgage funds and was responsible for mortgage allocations across the Firm’s multi-sector portfolios. She brings to her role broad experience across the financial services industry, having previously worked at Mercer Management Consulting in strategy consulting, at Orion Partners in private equity, and at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities in investment banking.
Bonnie graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, where she received the Detur Prize and was awarded the John Harvard Scholarship for academic distinction. She subsequently received a law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and is a member (inactive) of the Massachusetts State Bar. Bonnie is also a CFA® charterholder, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Crestview Preparatory School.